|Forum topic by Tenfingers58||posted 241 days ago||825 views||0 times favorited||8 replies|
241 days ago
At an estate sale I picked up a Fulton “Value Liner” hand plane, at least I think thats what is left of the decal on the handle says.
Made in USA is cast into the base.
The base is roughly 12×2 1/2 and the blade is a little under 2 inches wide.
The main fault the plane has is it looks like someone tried to flatten the base by rubbing it on concrete leaving very deep scratches. It’s also not real flat. the front six inches isn’t bad then it curves up about 1/16 of an inch at the rear.
Could I glue some emery paper to my tablesaw top to remove the scratches and flatten the plane bottom?
I’ve also thought of putting a metal sanding belt on my stationary sander to flatten the plane bottom. I just don’t like the idea of all the sparks in the sawdust laden machine. I could blow them all out but Murphy seems to follow me around. It’s not a great sander but it’s better than a burnt up sander.
Maybe take it to a machine shop and have them flatten it on their surface grinder? Most likely too expensive.
I haven’t used a hand plane other than a block plane in about 40+ years so any assistance would be helpfull.